Effective, January 1, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will have new requirements for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). NRP was developed to introduce the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency service personnel who participate in neonatal resuscitation.
Course completion will now consist of two parts – first, an online test covering content, and then a live classroom skills portion. Participants study the comprehensive textbook and then take the mandatory online exam. Upon successful completion of the online exam, participants print a certificate for verification, which admits them to a class with an NRP instructor for skills training, simulation and debriefing. Participants will be required to demonstrate proper resuscitation skills during the live classroom program.
Once the online testing process has been initiated, the AAP requires it be completed within 14 days. Participants then have up to 30 days to complete the in-person skills test.
To register for both portions of the courses, call the Maternal-Child Message Line, at 573-331-5841. You will be contacted with instructions for accessing learning materials and the online test as well as payment instructions.
Saint Francis employees can take the course free of charge. For non-employees the program fee is $120, to be paid at the time of registration by a check made payable to Saint Francis Medical Center. NRP cards will be sent to you by the course instructor. In addition, this course has been approved for contact hours by MONA.